Intervention Canada

Intervention Canada

Episode Description


From an early age Andrew’s life was rife with abuse, neglect, and tragedy. His father, an addict, left the family when Andrew was a baby. Struggling to raise two children on her own, Andrew’s mother worked as an escort, and turned to crack cocaine and alcohol as a means of coping with the emotional and physical abuse meted out by the men in her life. It was a coping mechanism Andrew would emulate as a teenager. When a surrogate father figure was killed in a car accident, Andrew began to spiral. Now, at the age of 22, he is attempting to finish a college degree while on a rampage of crack and alcohol that has him sleeping behind dumpsters and being rushed to the emergency rooms of Windsor, Ontario. Both mother and son need to break free of this dangerous cycle and repair their toxic relationship before Andrew is lost forever.

Interventionist: Maureen Brine

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